City Hours of Operation for Truth and Reconciliation Day

The City of Fredericton reminds the public of the following hours of operation for Truth and Reconciliation Day on September 30, 2022.

  • City Hall and other administrative offices will be closed.
  • Transit will continue to operate based on its normal schedule.
  • Regular garbage and recycling collection will occur.
  • Arenas and the Fredericton Indoor Pool will remain open, as well as sport fields (weather depending).

To mark the day, flags will be lowered to half mast at City facilities and City Hall will be lit in orange. All City staff received orange t-shirts last year; new employees will receive them this year.

The City has painted orange crosswalks with white feathers in front of City Hall, at Chief Harold Sappier Memorial School in St. Mary’s First Nation, at Wulastukw Elementary School in Kingsclear First Nation, and at Leo Hayes High School.

Two City transit buses have been wrapped on one side with Every Child Matters text and 215 orange handprints. They are now in service.

The City will be participating in a Wasisok ‘Ciw Wasisok (Children for Children) Walk on September 28. The Mayor will also attending a ceremony hosted by the Wolastoq Grand Council at the old Burial Grounds, next to Government House on Woodstock Road, on September 30.

The City of Fredericton encourages the public to observe Truth and Reconciliation Day. Consider wearing orange, attending an event, supporting Indigenous arts, learning more about the history and culture of Indigenous Peoples, and being considerate of Indigenous communities who are reflecting on their history.